What'd he say?
Stop that mumblin'!ROTP(lumber)
I'm with you Sal. I only discovered Who By Numbers a couple years ago because I always assumed it sucked because I hated "Squeeze Box." But rest of album is terrific.I had a similar thing with Songs in the Key of Life, which, despite it's acclaim, I'd always avoided because I can't stand "Isn't She Lovely" and "Sir Duke." But thanks to the miracle of Spotify, I've realized it really is a wondeful album despite those songs. Actually, the album version of "Isn't She Lovely" has a long coda that's pretty terrific. But I'll always hate "Sir Duke" in any iteration. Sing-songy to my ears.That's an interesting category: otherwise great albums with awful singles. Not sure I can think of any others off the top of my head, though. Maybe Punch the Clock minus "Everyday I Write the Book"? Not that I'd put that one in the same league as Who's Next and Songs in the Key of Life. Bruce H
I'll take "By The Numbers" over "It's Hard", or even "Who Are You?" any day, but I still think it sounds like Pete was out of gas creatively. It came after a rather amazing run, so I'm inclined to give him a break.
Bruce, that is a great category for a future post, though "Everyday I Write The Book" is one of the few songs I do like on "PTC."
This is a concept that may well behoove stealing by somebody.And I'm just the guy to do it!!:-)
Steve, just be sure to credit Jimmy Page.
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